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Hiroshima - Rising From The Abyss
Live album by
ReleasedOctober 24, 2001
RecordedHiroshima Kohsei Nenkin Kaikan, Hiroshima, Japan, 6 August 2001
GenreJazz
Length52:34
LabelVideoarts Music
ProducerMakoto Kimata, Asst. Producer: Derek Kwan, Exec. Producers: Todd Barkan, Gerald Wiggins
Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra chronology
Tribute to Duke Ellington
(1999)
Hiroshima - Rising From The Abyss
(2001)
Last Live in Blue Note Tokyo
(2004)
Alternative Cover
True Life (USA label) cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

The jazz big band album Hiroshima - Rising From The Abyss is the eighth audio recording released by the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra featuring Lew Tabackin. It was released in 2001 by Video Arts Music in Japan and True Life in the USA. Tracks 2-7 form the "Hiroshima - Rising From The Abyss" Suite.

Track listing

All songs composed and orchestrated by Toshiko Akiyoshi:

  1. "Long Yellow Road" – 1:53
  2. "Futility – Tragedy" – 15:30
  3. "Futility – Tragedy"
  4. "Survivor Tales" – 21:16
  5. "Survivor Tales"
  6. "Survivor Tales"
  7. "Hope" – 6:10
  8. "Wishing Peace" – 7:45

Personnel

  • Toshiko Akiyoshi – piano
  • Lew Tabackin – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Tom Christensen – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Dave Pietro – alto saxophone, flute
  • Jim Snidero – alto saxophone, flute
  • Scott Robinson – baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
  • Mike Ponella – trumpet
  • Jim O'Conner – trumpet
  • John Eckert – trumpet
  • Jim Rotondi – trumpet
  • Scott Whitfield – trombone
  • Steve Armour – trombone
  • Pat Hallaran – trombone
  • Tim Newman – bass trombone
  • Paul Gill – bass
  • Andy Watson – drums
  • Valtinho – percussion

Special guests:

References

  • Larry Appelbaum review in JazzTimes magazine, 2003 July/August issue.
  • All About Jazz review 2003 October 12
  • Wall Street Journal article by Nat Hentoff (August 21, 2003). "A Japanese Jazz Musician Tackles The Daunting Subject of Hiroshima". WSJ.com. Retrieved 30 August 2013.


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